• Unspoiled Corners of Papua New Guinea in Private Jet

    Thousands of years in the making, the culture of Papua New Guinea remains unique and untouched. Brave the last frontiers of Tari highland, meet the river people at the inaccessible East Sepik river and immerse in the cultural diversity of Mt. Hagen at the fertile Waghi Valley.
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8 days
From S$ 23,980/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 00/01 - Singapore / Port Moresby
    Fly Singapore / Port Moresby PX 393 2015/0450+1 – Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat (6h 35m)
    OR Singapore / Port Moresby PX 393 2035/0510+1 – Thu (6h 35m)

     

    Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel for rest.

    Afternoon city tour of Port Moresby, visits include national museum, botanical gardens, national parliament house (outside view only), Bomana war cemetery and downtown Port Moresby.

    Overnight: Port Moresby
    Meals: Nil

  • Day 02 - Port Moresby / Karawari

    You will be transferred to Port Moresby airport to board charter flight to Karawari. Upon arrival at the Karawari airstrip, you will be met and transferred to the lodge. Flight duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.

    The Karawari are most remote of the floodplains peoples.  Many villages along the river and its smaller ributaries are barely a generation old, and the most recent settlement, Auwim, dates only from 1996.  Although the historic Taylor-Black-Hagen-Sepik patrol came through the area in 1939, the region was still largely unknown to outsiders until the 1960's.

    This afternoon, visit to Kundiman Village for Sago Making Demonstrations. Sago is the Staple food for the river people.

    Overnight: Karawari
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 03 - Karawari

    Karawari Lodge,  poised  on  the  ridge  overlooking the  river and jungle-clad  Sepik  Basin,  is a world  entirely unique.   The real fascination here are the people and how they live with the land and how it molds their lives.   They still live as they have for generations - rituals, sing-sings, story-telling, food gathering and   preparation.

    Enjoy a day excursion along the jungle-fringed waterways of the Karawari River, where boatmen paddle their slender dugout caoes with sculpted silhouettes of crocodile masks.

    Observe village life such as carved totems, drums, woodcarvings and different expressions of art. See bountiful bird life along the rivers and nearby lakes. Here we will see man and the environment as it has been for thousands of years.

    Overnight: Karawari
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 04 - Karawari / Mt. Hagen

    This morning, depart on your charter flight to Mt Hagen. Upon arrival at the Mt Hagen, you will be met and transferred to your lodge. Flight duration: 50 minutes.

    Enjoy an afternoon guided nature walk around the trails at Rondon Ridge.

    Overnight: Mt. Hagen
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 05 - Mt. Hagen

    Today, you will have a tour into the Waghi Valley - a valley with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world. 

    Until the Waghi was seen by Taylor and Leahy in 1933, it was generally thought that the mountains of Papua New Guinea were uninhabited wilderness. In contrast to this is the  Waghi  Valley  which you will see today; it is a fertile area covered in flourishing tea and coffee plantations interspersed with picturesque village homesteads surrounded by traditional food gardens still tendered by women in the age old way. The spectacular surrounding mountains reach a peak of 4000 meters on the south side and 4509 meters on the north side.

    A comprehensive tour will take you on a journey through the traditions and customs of the Melpa People. First contact with the Melpa was made in the mid-1930s when the Leahy brothers were prospecting for gold. The Melpa are said by anthropologists, to be “predisposed to capitalism,” because of their complex traditional society in which “big men” earn status by accruing wealth and then giving it all away in ceremonial exchanges.

    Overnight: Mt. Hagen
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 06 - Mt. Hagen / Tari Valley

    This morning, depart on a scenic helicopter flight to Tari. Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes.

    In Tari, enjoy a guided nature walk through the alpine forest looking for the exotic bird of Paradise.

    Overnight: Tari Valley
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 07 - Tari Valley

    Today immerse yourself in full day tour of the Huli culture and traditions.

    These Highland people employ as their art, body decoration, face painting and human hair wigs decorated with feathers, flowers and moss. The Huli people live by hunting, gathering plants and growing crops. They are exceptional farmers and still farm their land and raising pigs as their main economy. Men and women still live separately; unmarried men historically lived in large group houses, although this is exceptionally rare nowadays. When wearing traditional dress, the men decorate their bodies with colored clay and wear elaborate headdresses for ceremonies.

    Overnight: Tari Valley
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 08 - Tari Valley / Port Moresby / Singapore

    Transfer to Tari Airport for your private chartered flight to Port Moresby. Flight duration: 1 hour 20 minutes.

    You will then be transferred to catch your international flight home.

    Fly Port Moresby / Singapore PX 392 1410/1830 – Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat (6h 20m)
    OR Port Moresby / Singapore PX 392 1500/1920 – Thu (6h 20m)

     

    Overnight: Nil
    Meals: Breakfast


 

 

 

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